Date of Release:
Oct 16 2012
The Greens want the Federal Government to impose stricter environmental safeguards before an exploration company is given approval for an oil and gas search between Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.
Bight Petroleum has lodged an application to look for drilling sites in a 3,000-square-kilometre area off the South Australian coast.
The company already has exploration permits for the area and is hoping to begin seismic surveys early next year.
Greens Senator Penny Wright says a detailed environmental impact assessment should be done before any activity begins.